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THE KEY TO SILESIA. GERMANS’ FEVERISH ANXIETY, .PETEOGRAD, January 4. Prussians and Bavarians have been gent to aid the Austrians, who were ordered to li«.M 'the ground protecting Cracow ud all to#te. Meanwhile there are feverish, preparations at Cracow. The Austrians declare that it they are unable to hold the fortress they will blow up tho city. REINFORCEMENTS SENT. RUSSIANS INTERCEPT THEM. PETEOGRAD, January 4. Th n Russians between Vlotsova. and Kielce intercepted a force of Germans hurrying from Skierniewice to assist the Austrians. The Russians at first retired owing to tlm fierceness of the attack. Later they returned to tho charge, and surprised and overwhelmed the Germans, inflicting heavy losses and making many prisoners. AUSTRIAN FLANK MOVEMENT AN UTTER FAILURE. FLIGHT BACK TO HUNGARY. PETEOGRAD, January 4. The Austrians are retreating in tho Ur.ok Pass region and abandoning much materia!. [The Uzok Pass is past of the Dnkla Pass, and lies duo south of Przemysl. The River San takes its rise in the Carpathians iu the vicinity of the Uzuk Pass.] INVASION OF HUNGARY FROM EASTERN FRONTIER. PETEOGRAD, January 5. Tho Russians now hold the strategic railways connecting Bukovina. iu South Eastern Galicia, with Hungary. They arc within 100 miles of Hungary, and there are on their route easy passes through the Carpathians. Thirty thousand panic-stricken inhabitants of Bukovina and Transylvania have fled to Rumania-. A GREAT STRATEGIST. GRAND DUKE NICHOLAS. (London ‘Tunes’ and Sydney ‘Sun Serrioes.) ROME, January 3. Official circles are convinced that tho Russian invasion of North-east Hung&sy is the successful accomplishment of" the Grand .Duke Nicholas’s long-cherished plans. Austrian reinforcements age being rushed up to tho front in the desperate hope of checking the invaders, THE HUNGARIANS. STEADFASTNESS QUESTIONED. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘ Sim ’ Service.*,) LONDON, January 3. In view of the German admission that the Russian left wing is proving superior to its opponents, some good news is given credence to, though unconfirmed. It is known that tho Hungarians entered tho war half-heartedly, and tho Russian raid into tho Hungarian plain has increased the murmurings. GERMANY'S VIEW, EASTWARD HO AGAIN. <Xjor\<ic)Tv * mra.grs* LONDON, January 3. Amsterdam reports that 210,000 Germans have passed through Cologne,, going eastwards. AN EMPTY BOAST, (London ‘Times* and Sydney Sun:’’Services.) LONDON, January 3. Austria boasts that she is arranging for the despatch of an army of 1,000,000 to S or via.

LAMENTATIONS IN AUSTRIAN PRESS. TRUTH COMES HOME. VIENNA, January 3, The ‘ Reichspost ’ in its New Yt'ar .article says : “ This war is terrible. _lt is a seven* fight against overwhelming forces of men and money, whose fleets and forts com.ui.and the sea and the- traffic ■with many neutral States.” ‘Die Zeit' says the New Year will cost Austria still greater sacrifices of blood ami treasure. The ‘Arbeitev Zcitung’ says; “When the war began the sun shone with assurances of glorious victory. The sun shines no longer, and the mountain of losses rises higher and higher.” GERMAN ARMY CORPS. QUARTERED IN TYROL, ON ITALIAN FRONTIER. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun ’ Sendees.) LONDON, January 3. A Gorman army corps has been instiuctcd to occupy Riya and Tricnl. Tho explanation given is that the Austrians on the frontier are deserting and escaping in hundreds over the passes. This explanation is considered insufficient to account for the action taken. GERMANY'S LOSSES. WEARING DOWN THE ENEMY. LONDON. January 3. Tho military correspondent of ‘The 'rimes’ states that the Prussian losses officially admitted border on a million, and those of the other German States are at least half a million. “We are not losing time," adds the writer, “but are wearing out Germany in Flanders and Poland, which is precisely our object.” IN TRANSCAUCASIA. PETROGRAD. January 4. The battle round Sarykamish (X.E. of Erzerum) was continued .all Saturday with extreme desperation and enormous Turkish losses. IN ALBANIA. ATHENS, January 4. _ The revolution against E&sad Pasha is spreading, and the capture of Durazzo is imminent. An Italian cruiser has been despatched to protect the Italian colony. TURKEY AND TIER ALLY, PARIS, January 4. Constantinople .advices show that antiGerman movements are increasing, and many German families are leaving Constantinople. FR AN CO -15 EL GIA N FRONT.

WEATHER STOPS OPERATIONS. PARIS. January 3. Official: The weather is bad. The situation is unchanged along thcr whole front. THE METZ VISIT AXIOM - . DUNKIRK. January 4. Four French, and two British aviators participated in the aeroplane night attack on Metz. Considerable damage was done to various military positions. GENERAL DUCHESNE'S HOPE. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LON i (ON, January 3. In reanonse to the French Press seeking opinions as to the prospects of 1915. General Duchesne said : "It is certain that next .spring we will see a general offensive that will for ever drive the barbarians far away.’’ GERMAN ESPIONAGE. LONDON, January 4. Paris reports that the Germans secured Belgian military identification papers at Brussels. and that German officers and men are using them to enable them to masquerade in Franco and possibly England as Belgians. BELGIAN ATROCITIES. HAVRE, January 3. The Belgian Commission’s report regarding the Namur province states that 3,000 were massacred out of a population of 300,000. There were 700 victims at Dinant nlmm. including 72 women and 51 children under 15.

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CRACOW ONCE MORE., Issue 15692, 5 January 1915

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CRACOW ONCE MORE. Issue 15692, 5 January 1915

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